From 25 November, the new rules, introduced by EC Directive
89/2003, will require pre-packed foods sold in the European Union
to show clearly on the label if they contain any of 12 listed
allergenic foods as an ingredient.
APV Baker has developed a new co-extrusion technology that will
enable food makers in the cereal and snack market to add value to
their products in a number of ways including a larger variety of
shapes and an even wider range of fillings.
Safefood, the food safety promotion board of Ireland, has launched
a campaign aimed at encouraging parents to allow their children to
eat snack foods as treats only, and not as part of an everyday
The soluble fibre inulin, best known for its beneficial effects on
the gut, also lowers the glycaemic index of dark chocolate,
according to a new study, suggesting the ingredient could be used
in products targeted at blood sugar control.
Snack companies that market the indulgent aspects of their products
and relate them to particular occasions, such as relaxing after a
stressful day, will cash in on an expanding premium snacks market,
according to a recent Datamonitor...